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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Watching the water rise, slowly

Written February 13th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

If you have nothing else to do around Albany, you can watch the water rise, ever so slowly, at the lowest point of Bryant Way just outside the city limits. I was on a bike ride Thursday afternoon when I noticed that the water in this flood channel of the Calapooia River seemed to be about […]


How about a bridge here?

Written July 11th, 2013 by

It’s my hope — forlorn though it may be — that some day a little floating bridge across the Calapooia River might once again link Albany’s Bryant and Monteith River parks. If you were around the mid-valley in the 1990s, you might remember that bridge, put in by Dave Clark, then the parks director in Albany. […]


River’s rise closes Bryant Park

Written November 22nd, 2012 by

Now we know it’s fall. The drive through Albany’s Bryant Park, at the confluence of the Willamette and Calapooia rivers, has been closed to motor traffic because of high water. A city worker closed the gates on the park’s entrance and exit Wednesday afternoon. Running high after two days of occasionally heavy rain, the Calapooia […]


 
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